“South America and Duke Ellington” Ep 1 Pt 2 Sofrito

Sofrito and rice

Yield: serves 2

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What you need: 

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 8 aji dulce peppers (can be found in Latin food markets)
  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • 2 medium yellow onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • handful cilantro
  • handful culantro (recao) (can be found in Latin food markets)
  • pinch salt/pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil to drizzle into food processor

For the rice:

  • Box of yellow rice (follow directions)

In a food processor, process all ingredients until you reach a chunky consistency. In a stock pot sautee 1 1/2 cups of sofrito for 1-2 minutes over medium heat. Add rice and cook according to directions.

Stay tuned for part 3!!

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Adi’s Jazz Kitchen Episode 1! Pt 1 Ceviche “South America and Duke Ellington”

Ceviche

Yield: 4 servings

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What you need:

  • 1 lb fresh grouper (or monkfish, or red snapper) cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 limes squeezed
  • 1 grapefruit squeezed
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 serrano pepper deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1 handful cilantro chopped
  • pinch salt/pepper
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1 mango diced
  • 2 avocados diced
  • tortilla chips for serving

Combine all of the ingredients except for mango and avocado.  Marinate in refrigerator for 3-4 hours, until all of the fish has turned opaque white. After marination, add mango and avocado.

Improvise: 

  • Try a different kind of fish
  • Use different citrus juices, like lemon
  • try different herbs or seasonings

Be sure to stay tuned for Part 2 and Part 3!!! 

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